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5 Techniques to Improve Your Kick

5 Techniques to Improve Your Kick

We’ve talked before about how important it is to use your kick to maximize your speed and performance in the water and how ankle flexibility can help. Here are some more techniques for enhancing leg strength and muscle endurance. 1. … Continue reading

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Pace Yourself in Open-Water

Pace Yourself in Open-Water

The start of any open-water or triathlon swim is a frantic affair with a blaze of swimmers churning up the water as they scramble for the first turn buoy. Far too often, swimmers tend to “over-cook” it by going out … Continue reading

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Best Ways to use the Tempo Trainer

Best Ways to use the Tempo Trainer

Listen to Kerry O’Brien describe the best ways to use the Tempo Trainer. Kerry has been the head coach of Walnut Creek Masters since 1980 and is a former United States Masters Swimming (USMS) Coach of the Year. Part 1 … Continue reading

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Tempo Trainer Rate Card

At the USMS SwimFest this past weekend in San Diego, many coaches were asking for the Tempo Trainer Rate Card. This reference card is helpful in providing swimmers and coaches instant stroke rate guidelines for every event. Click Here to … Continue reading

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Back to Basics, Week 2

Back to Basics, Week 2

This is a follow up to my first post about Steve and how I’m helping him re-learn the fundamentals of swimming and technique. During the second week of Steve’s training it was time to start mixing some things up. In … Continue reading

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My First Triathlon

My First Triathlon

My first triathlon ever took place this past Sunday on a rainy day in Wisconsin. It was a sprint consisting of a 500-yard swim (indoors), 13.7 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run. I’m getting a little concerned when I arrive … Continue reading

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